CLOCK DVA - Horology 2: The Future & Radiophonic Dvations
"This five-LP box release, pre dates Horology 1and is a companion collection of experimental recordings made in late 1977/1978 period by Adi Newton prior to and during the formative period of development of Clock DVA. The box includes the original The Future recordings made by the trio of Adi Newton, Martyn Ware, and Ian Craig Marsh before The Future developed into The Human League and Clock DVA. The Future pioneered a totally electronic synthesized sound that later became synth pop that dominated the 1980s music scene. The remaining four LPs are entitled Radiophonic DVAtions 1, 2, 3, and 4, a title devised to encompass and convey the nature of the recordings which are experimental analog tape and aynthesis works inspired by early acousmatics, radiophonics, pyschotronics, and avant-garde electronics. These recordings, which are the earliest research and development of Adi Newtons work, represent the pioneering experimental recordings made at the outset of what became the industrial and electronic music wave that emerged in the late 1970s which was inspired by numerous subversive elements such as psychotronics, occult culture, and radical art movements and theories. The four Radiophonic DVAtions recordings have never been available prior to this unique and important release."
After nearly a decade of false starts, multiple game plans veering off the rails, and a handful of shattered hopes and/or dreams, the odyssey is finally complete—the new Fusetron site is here.
This is the first phase of a multipart rollout that will span the next few months: the currently browsable stock includes miscellaneous new releases from the past 8+ months (we have a lot of catching up to do), plus approximately a third of our backstock. Note that we’ve reduced/slashed prices on many titles and will continue to do so in order to make room for new stock. We’ll also be expanding / tweaking / improving / debugging the site itself (for example, we still have work to do on the automated international postage system, not to mention the inevitable inventory discrepancies that come with transferring an ancient and massive database to a new system).
Over the next few months, as we take inventory, clean house, and delve into our storage, we will be uploading thousands of additional items, gradually, on a near-daily basis. This will include the majority of the LPs, as well as many titles, in all formats, once thought long-gone. Many currently “sold out” items are likely to resurface.
Finally, once our general backstock is up (probably in the next two or three months) we’ll begin making our extensive stockpile of rarities available online for the first time: tons of random out-of-print titles, "deadstock," warehouse finds, secondhand collectibles, etc., accumulated over the past few decades.
Frequent/returning customers will be getting early access to these items. Details to follow on how this will work (a priority mailing list? a 'frequent flyer'-like program?), but it will not be based on dollars spent. We want to reward those who consistently support us, especially in the discogs marketplace era (to those who show up trying to poach five copies of a one-off rarity, and nothing else, ever… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ).
So—we suggest you take some time to dig through the site—even we’ve been surprised by what’s been turning up, and there’s much more to come.